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can anyone tell me where the water pump is located in my a/s kingham.i have searched all over the floor of the van to no avail,tried google but got no real answers. I assume its the dreaded submersible,Just want to clean the filter.its a 2020 model thanks anyone, :-D
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https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/access-to-pump/56865/

 

If your Kingham’s water-pump is the submersible type (which everything indicates it is) the pump will be inside the motorhome’s freshwater tank. The pump’s type is usually discernible by the noise it makes, with pressure-sensitive ‘diaphragm’ pumps being noisier (a ‘drumming’ sound) and submersible pumps (damped by the water int the tank) being significantly quieter (a ‘whirring’ noise).

 

For what it’s worth, the latest “Kingham” models apparently have a SHURflo pressure-sensitive pump

 

http://www.moranmotorhomes.co.uk/motorhome_information/609e664dd75de/AutoSleepers-Kingham

 

that - given that the freshwater tank is external - makes better sense.

 

(If the pump is the submersible type, there won’t be a cleanable filter as such. That doesn’t mean the pump’s impellor can’t get gunged up - just that if that happens, the pump’s water intake and impellor will need to be cleaned.)

 

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Thanks Derek and Paul , still need to know how (if possible ) to gain access to the pump in case of an urgent replacement. I carry a spare submersible type bought some time ago.so to be forearmed etc. will contact A/S for info, but not holding my breath. *-)
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This 2013 ASOF thread may be worth reading

 

https://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t8645-wheres-my-water-pump

 

Motorhome freshwater tanks may be expected to have an access-hatch through which the tank’s interior can be cleaned. When the tank is located inboard, for obvious reasons the hatch will be in the tank’s upper surface and large enough for a reasonably-sized human hand to pass through. (My Rapido’s tank has two large screw-in access-hatches in its top and my delicate little hand and slim arm will go through either.)

 

When the freshwater tank is external, the access-hatch might still be in the tank’s top and then be accessed either through an aperture in the motorhome’s floor (tricky for a PVC with a steel floor) or the tank will need to be ‘dropped’ to allow the hatch to be reached. Alternatively the access-hatch may be in the tank’s side, end or underside. (Auto-Sleepers apparently choose the underside option.) As is warned in the ASOF thread, cleaning/replacing a submersible water-pump in an external freashwater tank is likely to be a challenging task.

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